Continuing my streak of posting these before they’re six months old!
Happy New Year! Do I get any points for posting this less than week into February?
We got an inch of snow, maybe a little bit more, the other day, and it’s been cold enough not to melt away. We haven’t left the house, so the only tracks are from the Amazon Prime delivery van. Every few hours, I look out the window to see a light flurry – pleasant to look at, but not enough to add to the accumulation.
I’ve had meetings during our play windows the last couple of days, so this afternoon was my first opportunity to get Jack out to play.
When it snowed in October, he was NOT a fan. He didn’t want to touch it, didn’t want to walk in it. Since then, we’ve watched some TV episodes where it snows. We’ve got a Thomas book from the library all about snowy train tracks, we’ve read a book about Little Owl experiencing snow for the first time, we’ve read about snowmen and snowballs, and his favorite episode of Thomas and Friends (after Diesel and the Ducklings) is about Percy and Thomas crashing into the snow.
With all of that, I was hopeful that he’d be more open to playing in the snow this time around. On top of that, he has brand new snow boots (no more rain boots with extra socks) and brand new tiger paw water-resistant mittens, AND he watched baby cousin Lucy enjoying the snow this morning. I said, “Look! Lucy’s playing in the snow!” and Jack said, “I play in the snow!” Progress!
And it paid off! I got him all bundled up and outside, and then he stopped at the edge of the snow. “Pick you up! Mommy, pick you up!” I suggested we go play in the meadow (side of the house), and he let me hold his hand. He took a few cautious steps, and then we were fine. Over the course of the next hour, he touched the snow, threw the snowballs I made, crushed the snowballs I made, crushed the tiny snowmen I made, leaned over to try to make his own snowballs, fell on his face once, fell on his butt once, and ran to the other side of the yard. He stopped short of tasting the snow, but (thank goodness!) he had a good time, and after we came inside, he told me he wants to do it again.
We have conquered the beach. We have conquered the snow. Next stop, paint! Ha, who am I kidding, I’m not ready for paint. Next stop, potty-training!
Sean’s school was closed for the entire month, so Jack was able to play with Graham and McKenna. We took full advantage.
It’s January now (I’m a bit late on the pictures, as usual). Really nice to see Jack enjoying that great October weather, back when we used to go outside.
Jack turned two during the pandemic – trucks and cars and the zoo and CAKE! No people.
Jack in pandemic August
Jack in pandemic July means lots of sweaty long hair.
Jack in June – 21 months
You know what I should do? I should post my May pictures of Jack.
It’s getting harder to get him to look at the camera.
CAUGHT UP! Whew! Now I can go another six months before posting any more pictures.
It’s a whole new year! (Yes, I know that was three months ago.) It’s a whole new year of Jack!
Who needs words? We have Jack.
November is not usually my favorite month, but look at how cute Jack was then!
I think this month included some of the best pictures I’ve ever taken of Jack. Then again, except for when he moves (ahem, ALWAYS), it’s hard to take a bad picture of the cutest baby who ever lived.
Join me in my time machine as we revisit September 26, 2019 and September 28, 2019. I’ve left out the large amount of blurry pictures, and sadly for the rest of us, those were pretty busy days and I didn’t take as many pictures as I should have.
Here’s what Jack looked like six-ish months ago, in September.